William H Danforth

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Birthday
10, 1870
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Dec 24, 1955 (85)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
10, 1870
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Dec 24, 1955 (85)

About

Missouri-born founder of the Ralston-Purina animal and pet food company. Also an author and philanthropist, he published an inspirational book entitled I Dare You! and helped establish the American Youth Foundation.

Before Fame

He studied at Berea College in Kentucky.

Trivia

His Danforth Foundation funded the construction of two dozen college chapels.

Family Life

He grew up in Mississippi County, Missouri. He married Adda Bush in 1894.

Associated With

He was the grandfather of Republican Senator John Danforth.